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Li'l Abner's Steakhouse

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8501 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9513
+1 520-744-2800
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Almost fainted when we saw the $42,95 price for a t-bone..All you get for side is some iceberg lettuce & beans w/bread soaked in margarine. Steaks were good but atmosphere is primitive..Lots of smoke from the grill outside makes dining outside unpleasant.

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Thank Fancynancy2812
Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about L'il Abners for years but never been. My niece and her family took me there for dinner. It is rustic, with picnic tables inside and out. Lots of writing on the walls from previous patrons and a lovely picture of John Wayne over the fireplace. They do now have menus, which makes it nice to see... More 

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Thank LindaL1971
Carson City, Nevada
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158 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends picked me up at the airport and took me to Lil Abner's. This is an old, historic location that was a stage stop for the Butterfield Express stage line in the early 1800's. I had no idea of what to expect and as it was already dark I didn't really grasp the expanse of the facility. It is... More 

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Thank J R W
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a recommendation of a local and it was great. Staff was on point and the beer was cold. Steak was really good along with the rest. Different from the normal but not for snobs. Anyone visiting from the south east would love it!!

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Thank Dallas5015
Oro Valley, Arizona
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162 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only live about 15 miles from this place but hadn't been back for over 10 years because it seemed expensive. We went with out of state guests and we all enjoyed it! Our steaks were delicious and melted in your mouth with absolutely no waste to them what so ever. We each had a 7 oz. filet that was... More 

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Thank SharonLDRN
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Meat is cooked outdoors on open firepit. Portions are real big. This place is not for vegetarians! Had the beef ribs, steak and pork ribs. All cooked great. The haunting stories that go with this old stagecoach stop made the meal memorable.

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Thank mikL4138OW
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We get to Li'l Abner's Steakhouse in Marana on the west side of I 10 at least once a year. There's nothing fancy. Just a rock solid effort for meat eaters......from cowboy steaks, to rib eyes, sirloin, ribs..........with baked potatoes, corn on the cob.....always prefaced by a lettuce salad with your choice of dressing. Photos of old western film stars,... More 

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Thank baird t
Marana, Arizona
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place is an old stagecoach stop. Very rustic but historic. A must visit at least once. Food is big and you eat on old picnic tables. Had the beef ribs and t-bone. Signature dishes, flavor is outstanding due to being cooked outside over open flames using mesquite wood. Great outdoor area with old folk music on the weekend. Give... More 

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Thank Retired0316
Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Way overrated. Average food, expensive a la carte menu. IMHO you can get better steaks at The Texas Roadhouse. If you want an authentic western experience, you WILL get the ambience, but you will pay a lot for it.

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Thank Anne C
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I ordered the Beef ribs. I WAS DISAPPOINTED! This is supposed to be a wood fired BBQ steakhouse. There was absolutely no taste of smoke in my ribs. They appeared to have been deep fried to tenderize them. they were extremely oily and fatty at the same time. And the Price: $23 for four ribs. The only thing they have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8501 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9513
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-744-2800

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